William Dean Public School

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Religion and ethics

NSW public schools offer special religious education and special education in ethics, delivered by approved providers wherever available.

During enrolment, you can choose a special religious education option for your child from the school’s available approved providers. You can withdraw your child from special religious education by selecting alternative meaningful activities, or special education in ethics if it’s available.

You can update your preference by writing to the school or through the online form available at participating schools.
Visit the department’s website for more information about religion and ethics. 


The following Special Religious Education (SRE) classes are offered at William Dean Public School:

Christian (Protestant) SRE is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, Oakhurst Anglican Church Parish. For more information about Christian SRE, including the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit:  https://whysre.com.au/sre-curriculum/cep-curriculum-overview/

Catholic SRE is provided by the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, The Good Shepard Parish, Plumpton. For more information about Catholic SRE visit: https://parracatholic.org/ccd-home/ and for information about the authorised curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: https://ccd.sydneycatholic.org/publications/curriculum-resources/

Islamic SRE is provided by the Islamic Council of NSW. For more information about Islamic SRE, including the approved curriculum scope and sequence, please visit: https://www.isre.org.au/

At William Dean Public School, SRE lessons are delivered on Tuesdays. 

3-6: 11:30-12:00pm

K-2: 12:00-12:30pm

Students not attending SRE classes attend non-scripture classes and are involved in values education.